Great Escapes: Big Sky’s Soaring Arrival on the Luxury Ski Scene
BY: Shivani Vora |
JANUARY 20, 2023
Located in southwest Montana, about an hour’s drive from Bozeman, Big Sky is a choice year-around getaway for outdoor adventurers thanks to its captivating landscape, consisting of mountain peaks and winding rivers.
Big Sky sees an average of more than 400 inches of snow a year. Big Sky Resort is the third largest ski resort in North America and offers more than 5,850 acres of skiable terrain and 39 lifts. It caters to all levels of skiers, but daredevils can try their turn on the Big Couloir, a triple-black diamond run with a 1400-foot drop and 50-degree pitch.
Other options during cold weather months include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobile tours of Yellowstone National Park, which is less than an hour’s drive away.
Summer in Big Sky means hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and exploring Yellowstone. Whitewater rafting and fly fishing are also top attractions.
Despite the many diversions, Big Sky never caught the eye of luxury travelers because, until recently, upscale accommodations were nonexistent in town. The deep-pocketed set bought homes instead: Yellowstone Club, the ultra-exclusive private residential community, is located here, along with other tony developments such as Spanish Peaks Mountain Club and Moonlight Basin.
Montage Big Sky, part of Montage Hotels & Resorts, opened in December 2021 and changed the equation. Today, the property is a main reason why Big Sky is finally on the map as both a luxurious and adventurous getaway.
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